A straw poll at Turning Point USA’s Student Action Summit last weekend revealed President Donald Trump’s commanding lead over potential 2024 Republican primary rivals.
Gov. Ron DeSantis was the only other Republican able to receive more than one percent of the straw poll at Turning Point USA. 19% of attendees supported the Florida governor as the Republican nominee in 2024.
Meanwhile, according to Just the News, one percent of students that took the poll said they would vote for South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem.
Trump’s dominating straw poll numbers emphasize his continued role as the leader of the Republican Party. Trump’s endorsements in the midterm elections have been essential for Republican candidates running for state and federal positions. In early July, Trump touted his 132-7 endorsement record.
Between the success of Trump’s endorsements and his high poll numbers, it is clear that Trump is in a strong position to secure the Republican nomination for president in 2024 if he runs again.
The 45th president has not announced his official decision concerning a potential 2024 presidential campaign. However, he recently suggested he is close to making an announcement.
While the Democrat Party continues to smear Trump’s legacy and prevent him from running for office with the Jan. 6 Committee hearings, the 45th president has been rallying across America to help Republicans take back the House and Senate in the midterm elections.
During his speech at Turning Point USA, Trump said, “If I stayed home, if I announced that I was not going to run for office, the persecution of Donald Trump would immediately stop.” He added, “But that’s what they want me to do. And you know what? There’s no chance I do that.”